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Visit to Pisa out with the old..

07.16.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

OLD TUSCANY HABITS I visited Giardino Scotto where I could work on a table in the shade. This time students from the Pisan theater were rehearsing dance routines and in a week or so the same outdoor venue will become an outdoor cinema in the evening. ...

Visit to Florence and La Questura

07.16.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

During the last three visits to the Questura in Florence I've seen the same British people at the Questura and whilst waiting for our appointments we have long conversations about our individual situations and the impact Brexit is having on our lives. ...

Another break in Tuscany this time unexpected

07.16.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

I had a 4 day break in Pisa which I did because I had an appointment with the Questura in Florence to pick up my biometric Italian residency card.In the beginning it seemed like an arduous duty. In the end I did far more pleasurable things than visi ...

Visit to Empoli out with the old..

07.16.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

OLD HABITS I almost always visit Empoli when I need to go to Florence from Pisa by train. I take the same regional train routes Florence to Pisa and Pisa to Florence Mainly I visit my bank in Empoli called Banca Cambiano which ever since the ...

Shanghai A City Hungry for the Future

07.16.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

After a short 2.5 hour flight I had arrived in Shanghai. It's starting to get dark and I find myself queuing for ages to get a taxi to take me to my hotel. I am so grateful to Elaine for writing the address of my hotel on a big sheet of paper in Shanghain ...

Ototoka Beach aka the Fossil Beach

07.15.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

It was a cold but fine winter's day. Where would you expect to find a Kiwi grandmother with her two young grandkids At the beach of courseOtotoka Beach is about 30 minute's drive from Wanganui. It is located at the end of Ototoka Beach Road at Maxwel ...

Cherokee County Griffin Texas

07.15.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

About a mile from Blackjack I was looking for another historic marker and found the Town of Griffin Historic Marker on county road 4716. I did not see the Griffin Cemetery. Nearby Griffin I saw a private ranch and then an old building. Also nearby Griffin ...

U.S. Northwest Day 3

07.15.2021 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

Again I was awake by 6am but this time without having gotten the chills so I had a good night's sleep. And again by the time I woke up my wife was back with a fresh hot cup of coffee for me. Just another of the many reasons I love her. Since we had ...